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The differentials that could help improve your FPL rank in the coming Gameweeks

FPL Family’s Sam picks out the low-owned assets who could prove to be sage investments heading into the festive season.


With a quarter of the Premier League season gone already, we are starting to see increasing use of the much-loathed E-word (‘essential’) in the FPL community.

Fantasy managers are starting to know who the premium assets that they want to hold long term are and that list of names seems to get longer (and more expensive!) with every passing week.

Harry Kane (£11.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m), Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m), Mohamed Salah (12.2m), Ben Chilwell (£6.1m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) all sit in the top ten for FPL ownership, closely followed by the likes of Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), Timo Werner (£9.5m), Hakim Ziyech (£8.3m) Andy Robertson (£7.1m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m).

To own a combination of four of these players will cost FPL managers between £29.3m and £44.2m.

When you take into account the ownership of these premium assets, they will help to protect your rank but do very little in the way of improving it unless they are wearing the captain’s armband.

At pushing half of your FPL budget to own Salah, Kane, Fernandes and De Bruyne, we need to make cheaper differential assets work for us in order to ensure that we are gaining ground.

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At the start of the FPL season, choosing the right differentials can be a minefield because of the lack of ‘form’. We therefore look for cut-price assets who are likely to start every week in teams that are strong bets to return goals and/or clean sheets and have a decent run of fixtures.

It is an astute (and very lucky!) FPL manager who manages to get all of these differential picks correct before the opening Gameweek of the season. Even if you managed to start the campaign with a well-picked set of differentials, post-Gameweek 9 might be the right time to re-look at whether these players are still the ones offering the best value for money.

Differentials (anyone owned by under 10% of the game, for the purposes of this piece) can be the players who will make the biggest change to overall rank and mini-league positioning, especially the longer the season goes on and when a ‘template’ begins to form. They are the ones who often are the difference between a green and a red arrow by the end of the Gameweek.

We are now in the position of having nine Premier League matches under our belts as well as multiple Champions League, Europa League and League Cup games. This wealth of knowledge now gives us more to go on when picking out our differentials – so who look to be the best options between now and Christmas?

Fixtures

The power of the differential

Above: Season Ticker sorted by difficulty between Gameweek 10 and Gameweek 14, which is the final Gameweek before Christmas

I’ve spent most of this season saying that looking at the fixtures is less important than the form of the players. This is definitely true when we assess players like Son, Kane, Vardy, Calvert-Lewin etc who have returned points against difficult opposition and show no signs of that form ending regardless of who they are playing.

However, for the differentials, the fixtures are an important consideration. These players are key for rank rises and as such you want to give yourself the best opportunity possible for them to return. With differential picks, then, a combination of form and fixtures is key.

Newcastle United sit pretty at the top of the ticker but with three losses in the last five Gameweeks and a lack of clean sheets (none since Gameweek 1) and goals (four in the last five Gameweeks), they aren’t exactly firing on all cylinders. With the exception of Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m), none of their assets are owned by more than 2.7% of the game – but there doesn’t look to be much upside in plumping for a Magpie or two.

Wilson is ranked ninth for total points scored so far this season (although three of his six goals have come from penalties) but we don’t see another Newcastle player until Karl Darlow (£5.0m) in 48th spot. Even then, when you compare Darlow to the other goalkeepers in the game, he ranks at 10th and thus there are definitely better options. Hence why for differentials, a combination of form and fixtures is vital.

There isn’t often a time where you can talk about Manchester City in an article on differentials. They sit nicely on the Season Ticker and have a delightful run of fixtures which should result in big points hauls for their assets.

Their form has been challenging this season, with defeats to Leicester and Spurs, draws with Liverpool, Leeds and West Ham, as well as unconvincing 1-0 wins against Arsenal and Sheffield United. They haven’t been setting the world on fire – both in attack or in defence.

However, there is no denying that City are a quality football team and with the return from injury of key players such as Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£10.3m), surely an upturn in performances, results and goals is long overdue.

Form

When the fixtures for the 2020/21 season were announced, we as FPL managers were quick to spot the nice start to the season that Spurs had and the horrible-looking swing ahead of Gameweek 9.

Kane and Son have been the go-to players at Spurs for Fantasy bosses but if you are prepared to follow the path of logic that suggests that their form continues through these challenging fixtures, then their other assets could prove to be value differentials.

The likes of Gareth Bale (£9.5m), Lucas Moura (£6.8m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m) have the potential to return good FPL points this season, although there is perhaps too much rotation risk at present with the first two.

Likewise, Chelsea have a mixed batch of fixtures between now and the festive season. Again, the Blues’ form suggests that choosing a Chelsea differential could be a very wise investment.

Mendy and Thiago boosting Chelsea defence's FPL appeal ahead of decent fixture run

Whilst many of the Chelsea players fall outside of the differentials remit – the likes of Werner, Kurt Zouma (£5.4m) and Ziyech, for example – there are options that could allow you to benefit from Chelsea’s form without the expense.

Both Mason Mount (£6.8m) and Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) look like great options. Owning Mendy allows you to save £0.3m versus owning Zouma and a whole million versus owning Chilwell. Granted, there is no attacking upside from Mendy but he has returned four clean sheets in his five Premier League games so far and banked a save point in the Gameweek 6 match against Manchester United.

Best differential options for Gameweeks 10-14

Aston Villa

Making Sense of the Chaos

Aston Villa have been one of the surprise packages of the season so far. Whilst their talisman Jack Grealish (£7.5m) is owned by 40.8% of the game and Tyrone Mings (£5.3m) and Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m) come in at 13.3% and 27.5% respectively, the rest of the Aston Villa squad still classify as differentials. Ollie Watkins (£6.1m), John McGinn (£5.5m), Ezri Konsa (£4.7m), Matt Targett (£4.5m) and Matthew Cash (£5.0m) all look to offer both good value for money in their positions and carry excellent potential for points per million spent.

Watkins has returned in two of Aston Vila’s last three fixtures as well as registering two double-digit hauls in the opening eight Gameweeks.

Defensively, Aston Villa have four clean sheets so far this season – that’s half of the games that they have played – and both Konsa and Targett have registered attacking returns, so there is good potential upside on their defensive picks, too. With games to come against West Ham, Newcastle, Wolves, Burnley and West Brom, there is plenty of potential upside to the differential picks at Aston Villa both in terms of the defenders as well as in attack.

Liverpool

Its been a difficult couple of weeks at Liverpool with injuries to key players as well as positive coronavirus tests. However, the injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) opens up the possibility of a differential Liverpool defender.

At under £4.0m, Neco Williams (£3.9m) is one of the cheapest assets in the game and usually would be bench fodder at best as he sits behind Alexander-Arnold in the right-back pecking order. However, with Klopp suggesting that Liverpool might have to manage without Alexander-Arnold for a little longer than originally planned, Williams could offer a lovely alternative for this period up until Christmas.

Many FPL managers, myself included, feared that without Virgil Van Dijk (£6.3m) and Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool would concede goals. But the return of Joel Matip (£5.4m) and Fabinho (£5.4m) saw big improvements in Liverpool’s defensive display against Leicester in Gameweek 9. With a Gameweek 10 match against Brighton, who have struggled for goals of late, followed by matches against Wolves and Fulham, Liverpool could register a few more clean sheets in the next few weeks.

Manchester City

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  • Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) – 1.2% owned
  • Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) – 4.6% owned
  • Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) – 1.2% owned
  • Kyle Walker (£6.1m) – 8.7% owned
  • Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) – 2.9% owned
  • Joao Cancelo (£5.5m) – 3.1% owned
  • Ruben Dias (£5.5m) – 2.0% owned

These are the kinds of ownership percentages that we rarely see for Manchester City assets. The likes of Sterling and Aguero seldom class as differentials and as such, there has never been a better time to invest in terms of the potential upside that they may yield. Whilst they do not offer the same bargain-basement price tag than some of the other differentials discussed do, they could be worth the investment if you can make the budget work.

With games against Burnley, Fulham, Manchester United, West Brom and Southampton this side of Christmas, City assets should be guaranteed points. However, the attacking players have not been as prolific as they normally are and in order to own them, it probably means shipping the likes of Salah, Kane, Son or Fernandes.

Owning one of Cancelo or Dias feels like a cheap way into Man City for the clean sheets that we expect them to keep – and if you plump for Cancelo, the potential for attacking returns, too.

Manchester United

Much like the City assets, United’s Harry Maguire (£5.4m) isn’t a budget-helpful differential. There is nevertheless the potential for some decent returns from the Red Devils’ captain over the next few weeks. Maguire has registered two clean sheets in his seven Premier League games this season, as well as one goal, one assist and a bonus point.

With clubs that like to attack in Southampton, West Ham and Man City up next, perhaps Gameweek 13 would be the time to properly consider United’s defensive assets.

West Ham

Haller impresses for West Ham as recovering Antonio waits in the wings

  • Michail Antonio (£6.2m) – owned by 2.1%
  • Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) – owned by 2.1%
  • Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) – owned by 2.2%
  • Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) – owned by 9.4%
  • Tomas Soucek (£4.9m) – owned by 3.1%
  • Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) – owned by 2.1%
  • Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) – owned by 2.0%
  • Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) – owned by 3.1%

West Ham, much like Aston Villa, have been one of the biggest surprise packages of the season so far. They have returned unexpected three points against Wolves and Leicester, as well as draws with Spurs and Manchester City. As a result of their performances so far and the upturn in fixtures, West Ham assets are high on the priority list.

Antonio’s hopeful return to the West Ham line-up in Gameweek 10 will only bolster the Hammers’ appeal.

Fabianski is the highest-scoring goalkeeper in the game and his performances make not only him but the West Ham defenders great options moving forward, especially when you couple this with the attacking potential shown by Cresswell and, to a lesser extent, Coufal.

Picking a West Ham differential allows you to save much-needed money for the FPL budget but also hints at a huge potential upside. With Cresswell and Soucek in my team, I’m more than happy to be doubled up on the Hammers.

Final thoughts

Every season it’s the differential picks for me that are the difference between an okay season and a great one. These differential players are the ones I show no loyalty to. When form and fixtures are on their side, I hold and play, week-in, week-out. Once that form ends and the purple patch is over, I have none of the concerns about moving them on as I do with the premium, highly owned players.

So far this season the Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.6m) and Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) double-up, Cresswell and Soucek pairing, Watkins and Che Adams (£5.9m) have all been great differentials. For most of these players I’ll continue to hold them but the pull to the differential City defenders, in particular Cancelo, is strong and so he will likely be my transfer in this week.

However, Antonio could be a game-changer on his return from injury if West Ham keep up the form they have already shown this season. A move to the Hammers frontman is definitely on my priority list over the next few weeks.


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1,422 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ruben Dias or Castagne?

    Was set on getting Cancelo but not interested after he played the 90 against Olympiakos.

    1. MaRooney 5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Dias

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Still Cancelo, much more attacking than Dias and will play.
      Out of the two though, Dias.

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Talk on the City boards that Cancelo could get rested vs Burnley.

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          you got a link... interested to see - as im unsure whether to go Dias or Cancelo

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          The “City boards” say that of every MCI player all season long. 🙂

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Lol

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Dias

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Any thoughts? Thinking downgrade Podence and save? 2FT 0.8 ITB

    Mccarthy
    Konsa Coufal Chillwell
    Son Greal Hamez Bruno
    DCL Werner Vardy (C)
    (Nyland,Podence,Mitchell,KWP)

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sounds like a decent plan.

    2. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes, but only if you continue 343. Then Riedewall could work.

  3. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    (A) Kane + Jota
    (B) Bamford + De Bruyne/Salah -4

  4. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone else still currently sitting on Zaha, good next 2 GWs & hasn't been ruled out yet for the clash against Newcastle to my knowledge?
    Just a bit annoying that he has dropped 0.1 :/

  5. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Jota price rise 2 times? Thats crazy. Nt even nailed

    1. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It’s risen 0.3 in a week as last week he was on 6.4

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Be it 2 or 3 , thata still crazy

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          He’s worth the risk at that price. Seems to score even as a sub.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Not really

  6. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    McCarthy Steer
    Zouma Taylor Justin Lascelles Mitchell
    Son Bruno Rashford Grealish Bissouma
    Kane DCL Bamford

    1FT, 4m in bank. What looks better

    1 - Rashford to Salah
    2 - Lascelles to Coufal

  7. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Update news for Zaha?

    1. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He’s too inconsistent

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I asked this above. If he does play then I can only think the correct decision was to hold, good upcoming set of games.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        that's just speculation, no confirmation in that.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          GL.

  8. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Kane and son to vardy and salah for -4?

    1. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Why not just Kane to Vardy?

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        yeah might end up just doing that. but no liv or manc assets is quite dangerous... esp salah i feel

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wait a week for Salah?

  9. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Here is my team :

    Martinez Peacock
    Cancelo Chilwell Justin Kilman Vestergaard
    KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Jota
    Werner Watkins Brewster

    1FT / 1.8ITB

    Bruno --> Salah for FT, yay or nay?

    Thank you!

    1. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sell Bruno? No ways

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It is to get Salah though... I won't sell KDB which would be the only other way to get Salah in 1 FT

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah to be honest they’re all great options so it’s a tough choice. I’d choose Bruno over them both at the moment though on form.

  10. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Where would you downgrade this WC team to improve the bench a little?

    McCarthy
    Cancelo, Bellerin, James
    Salah, KDB, Son, Jota
    Vardy, DCL, Watkins

    Steele, Riedewald, Williams, Douglas
    Bank 0.0m

    Perhaps Salah & Williams -> Sterling & Targett, with a plan to get Salah in 2 weeks via Sterling & DCL -> Salah & Wilson/Bamford?

    1. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bamford over DCL, or Bruno over KDB

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I do really like Bamford as an option, just ideally not for another 2 weeks. Quite like the idea of punting on double MCY attack for BUR/FUL also. Bruno is also a great player, just iffy fixtures.

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Makes sense. Can’t see city scoring many at Burnley, but Fulham yeah.

    2. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cancelo out for a cheaper defender perhaps

  11. Akshatjazz
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Cancelo or Dias thoughts ??

    1. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cancelo

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        dont think he is starting

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Is that just because he played midweek? Or is there another reason?

        2. Akshatjazz
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          But both cancelo, Dias started in the champions League even Mendy also started so tell now

    2. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Neither

  12. Amans94
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thoughts on WC team? Tossing up Dias/Cancelo like any others:

      McCarthy
      Chilwell, Dias, Coufal
      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Soucek
      Vardy(C), DCL, Bamford

      Forster, Kilman, Bissouma, 3.9
      Bank 0.0m

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Looks good. Riedewald saves 0.1 over Bissouma and Douglas is a 3.8 defender option if you’re looking to save some cash.

        1. Amans94
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thanks, happy to keep Bissouma on the bench for some emergency bench points in case of injuries/covid/rotation etc.

      2. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Would you do Brewster > Bamford for -4?

        1. subhojit123
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Not this GW

        2. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It depends if you don’t have a good replacement to play if you don’t.

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Soucek but irrelevant as Brewster will cameo if he doesn’t start

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I’d start Soucek

            2. komodosam
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Probably best to start Soucek. I reckon Bamford will score against Everton though.

      3. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Bench one from -
        1. Chilwell
        2. Bamford
        3. Kilman
        4. Targett

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Targett

      4. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Heard Liverpool had no shots on target, time to worry? lol

      5. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Who should be first on the bench?
        I will play Grealish and Watkins if that matters - it probably should not.

        A. Brewster (wba)
        B. Coufal (AVL)

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          if in doubt always chance the attacker ahead of the defender

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Cheers.

          2. komodosam
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah makes it more fun to watch. Brewster is really struggling to score though.

      6. Alonso's Ball
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Kane to Vardy for -4?

        Probably won't captain him as I have No and Bruno, but next week I have other moves I need to do so waiting is a bad option

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah, but a risk not captaining him against Fulham

      7. Spark Dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Been a while fellas since I've posted. Disastrous start to the season, was 4.3m have pegged it back to 2.4m after an 81 last GW.

        1.6itb - 1FT - Really tempted by the below but just don't know...Spurs in form and Robbo's redemption last game.

        Martinez (Forster)
        Robbo Chillwell Justin (Ayling) (Mitchell)
        Bruno Son Bowen Rodriguez Grealish
        Kane DCL (Brewster)

        1) Kane to Vardy
        2) Kane to Vardy + Son to Sterling -4
        3) Robbo to Cancelo/Cresswell + Son to KDB -4
        4) Hold

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If you want a chance to keep going with diff and keep climbing the ranks B is what I would do.

          I am a very similar OR and need to go diff too. I have just brought Sterling in to go with KDB and Sterling gets the diff C on him as well.

          1. Spark Dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thanks, yeah Sterling is tempting with that low ownership. Don't think I have the stomach to transfer both Spurs assets out though.

      8. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What's better for a hit?

        A) 3.9 to Cancelo
        B) 3.9 to Dias
        C) 3.9 to Cresswell
        D) JRod to Jota
        E) Not take a hit

        This is the team:

        Mendy, Button
        Chilwell, Justin, Coufal, Targett, 3.9
        KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, JRod, Grealish
        Vardy, DCL, Brewster

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          E

          A to C are a no good for me. How often do you need to go to a third bench player?

          D could be good but I would not Be doing it for the next 2 weeks. JRod was the stereotype of assister to the assister last week but that won’t always be the case.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Planning to give JRod Leeds game but I think Burnley will close him out. Maybe Bruno and him to Salah, Jota double up would be tempting next week.

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Yeah could be good I will have the Jota Salah double up but only from GW12.
              I will be losing Digne to make that happen.

      9. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Presumed I had exact money itb to do Son to Bruno but in fact I'm 0.1 short...perhaps a blessing in disguise! Son is looking superb this season!

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Looking superb in José's defensive system. It has to run out sometime

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            best GD is the league and 13 better than City...defensive system lol

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              We'll see them after next 6 games

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                ahh stop jumping on the defensive Jose bandwagon of Son & Kane out...after they beat Chelsea by a couple of goals the herd will change again 😉

                1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Personally I think it's time Frank and this Chelsea squad win against them and go top of the league.

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    could happen, has the making of a good game with two free flowing attacking sides 😉

          2. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I agree they won't score 3+ goals in any of the matches.
            But 2 goals per game is very doable.
            And currently, if they score 2, Son will definitely get some kind of return

      10. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How did Salah play in CL?

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Bad

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            So no hurry to get Salah back then?

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Seemes so, but it is Salah

          2. komodosam
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Cue goal at weekend

      11. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What happened to LIV last night then? Jota to start at the w/e?

      12. KingZZ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Got only 9 players got next week because of Lamptey, Mitchell, Dunne, Brewster and Zaha in the team. Should i make this move for -4?

        Zaha + Dunne - - - > Jota + Castagne/Walker

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I really like that. I wish I could get Castagne back in.

      13. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Pick one:
        A. Werner+Ziyech
        B. Salah+Wilson

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Captaincy plays too important a part fro it to be a simple A./B. If you want/need Salah(C) then B.over A. If you wouldn't be captaining Salah I'd prefer a punt on A. So it's hard to choose.

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I happen to have good C candidates- Bruno, KDB, maybe even Jota or Richarlison. Although if Salah is in the team it is between him and Bruno.

        2. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B. Although not sure how fit Wilson is?

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I hope so, he's a must-have imo. He's been punishing me ever since I got rid in gw2 or 3.

        3. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

      14. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        2FT. 0.5 ITB.
        I want to bring in KDB, but currently like all my front 7, so not sure how to get him.

        McCarthy (Steer)
        Robertson Digne Chilwell (Reguillon Ferguson)
        Bruno Son Grealish Hamez (Bissouma)
        Kane DCL Watkins

        Does something like Kane + Hamez -> Antonio + KDB make sense?

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          That’s a good side. Very creative back 3.

      15. Must.Go.Faster.
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Watching Conjuring 2 atm.

          What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? And no, Spurs 6-1 over United doesn’t count; that was more of a black comedy.

          I highly recommend The Wailing.

          1. Must.Go.Faster.
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Looking for a break of looking at the same teams/questions over and over and over and over again. Give you lads a lot of credit for the non-stop 24/7 responses

              1. Free Hat
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I liked the Conjuring, Sinister and Insidious

          2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            So the consensus here is that Cancelo will not play vs Burnley? Personally I think he's one of Pep's favourites and he should surely play as an extra attacking asset against the Burnley defence.

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Good point re the opposition - the more attacking options the better if they park the bus. Your logic makes sense to me.
              Are these rumours just coming from the fact he played 90 or is there more too it? I don’t know.

              1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I think it is a bit overthinking by some. Mendy coming of an injury and starting two times in 4 days doesn't make sense.

                1. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Another piece of sound logic.
                  I can stop worrying til he doesn’t start 🙂

                  1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    You can stop worrying but should I bring him for a hit?

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Risk / reward
                      You know the possible risks with Cancelo it’s not just this week and Diaz safe but probably won’t get the same points.

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              The consensus is that he should start Burnley but is more at risk for future games.

          3. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            There is a possibility that only Taylor will play from my defense..

            Cancelo Justin Lascelles*
            KdB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
            Vardy Richarlison Watkins
            Soucek Lamptey* Taylor

            1 FT, 2.1 ITB

            So, Cancelo to Robertson?

          4. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I have made my one FT move
            Ziyech to Sterling and will also C on Sterling. Purely as a diff captain over KDB due to my poor rank.
            Gtg?

            Martinez

            Chilwell Cancelo Digne

            Sterling (C) KDB Bruno Jota Grealish

            DCL Watkins

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Sorry bench is
              Forster Brewster Coufal Bernardo

          5. djoker_nole
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Who would you captain out of Kdb/Salah/Sterling?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Salah

                I'm much more confident in Liverpool attack than City attack right now.

              2. Must.Go.Faster.
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Salah, next question